The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Tax Efficient Donations from Outside Ireland

It's possible to make tax efficient donations to the Academy from outside of Ireland.

Donations from European Countries

Members of the Academy resident in a number of European countries, including the UK, can make tax-efficient donations through the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE)<> network, a partnership of European charitable foundations. The TGE network enables donors resident in any of the participating countries to support non-profit organisations in other member countries. Donors are then eligible to receive the tax benefit of the country in which they live.

For MRIA based in Northern Ireland & the UK (who wish to make a donation of £250 or more), please contact:

CAF - Charities Aid Foundation,
Kings Hill,
West Malling,
Kent ME19 4TA,
UK Tel: +44-17-32 52 03 32
E-mail: to request that they process a donation to the Community Foundation for Ireland (Royal Irish Academy fund).

For more information see: Procedure for a donor wanting to use TGE

Donations from The U.S.

It is possible to make donations to the RIA through the American Fund for Charities, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation. Payments can be made by card using via their donation gateway.

Further information on the American Fund for Charities is available here.

To pay by cheque, please complete the donation form using the RIA reference number AFC1055.  You can send your donation (cheque made payable to "The American Fund for Charities") and completed form to the RIA and we will pass it on to the AFC for processing, or you can send it directly to them at:

The American Fund for Charities
2 Liberty Square, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02109 
Telephone: +1 617-391-3094 

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